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Cuomo Cultivates His Media Messenger

Mar 08, 2011

Photo (cc) governerandrewcuomo Tom Robbins, formerly of the Village Voice, had an interesting prediction for Gotham Gazette in 2010: "Andrew Cuomo launches his campaign for governor and tells Post state editor


Uncertainty at Empire State Development Corp Continues

Mar 01, 2011

Photo (cc) beanhead4529 Atlantic Yards, now under construction in Brooklyn, is one of the Empire State Development Corp.'s more controversial projects. From 2000 to 2010 New York's spending on economic development tripled


Council Reins in Tied Up Dogs

Jan 19, 2011

Photo by Nick Veitch A City Council bill would require that this dog and other tethered animals be untied -- after three hours. The City Council unleashed its ire on dog owners


Council Sets Stage for Snow(ball) Fight

Jan 10, 2011

Photo (cc) Young Yun The storm will come down again on the Bloomberg administration this morning as the City Council kicks off the first of seven hearings on its response to


Cuomo Unveils Ambitious Agenda

Jan 06, 2011

Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo Andrew Cuomo delivers his first State of the State speech. Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his State of the State address resembling the CEO of a floundering company


Cuomo Takes Charge

Jan 03, 2011

Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo Andrew Cuomo taking the oath of office to become New York's governor. Eliot Spitzer's inauguration four years ago was an event driven by hope. Crowds of onlookers


The Top Stories of 2011

Dec 23, 2010

Photo (cc) (For other year end coverage, see Gotham Gazette's Top Stories of 2010 and the big things that did not happen in New York in 2010. Our 2010 pundits didn't


Once Again, a New Governor Vows to Clean Up Albany

Dec 08, 2010

Photo by New York State Senate Former State Sen. Vincent Leibell Monday became the latest member of the state legislature to be guilty of corruption charges. On Dec. 6, former Republican Sen.


Recession Could Provide Hidden Boost for the Arts

Nov 23, 2010

Photo by Chashama Roc Cayard in Chashama's Jamaica studios. Over the years, Chashama has transformed more than 40 vacant properties into subsidized spaces for 7,500 artists. New York has been the home